Imagining difference: the experiences of transnational Indian IT professionals in Germany
Authors: Meijering L.; van Hoven B.
Source: Area, Volume 35, Number 2, June 2003 , pp. 174-182(9)
Abstract:In this paper we explore the motivations to migrate and the migration experiences of 22 Indian IT professionals in Germany. When studying skilled migration, Germany is an interesting case as it struggled with waves of extreme right activities whilst trying to attract IT professionals from outside the European Union at the same time. In this context, we are interested in the conflicts that the migrants may experience as a result of their desire or obligation to move, their specific cultural baggage and the way in which they encounter the different sides of German society.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2003-06-01